Injuries and Waiver Wire week 7 2021
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WEEK 6 INJURY REPORT:
Baker Mayfield (Shoulder) - Mayfield dislocated his left shoulder again but is expected to be able to play through it.
Dak Prescott (Calf) - Prescott suffered a calf strain during the last play of Sunday's game vs the Patriots but is not expected to miss any game action.
Alex Collins (Hip) - Collins was unavailable in overtime for the Seahawks because he injured his hip and glute muscle. He has a chance to play in week 7, according to Head Coach Pete Carroll.
Jake Funk (Hamstring) - Funk was placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring.
Antonio Gibson (Shin) - Gibson was banged up heading into this week with a shin injury, and it appears he may have re-aggravated the injury. It was reported that he underwent an MRI on his shin.
Kareem Hunt (Calf) - Hunt left with a calf injury and had to be carted off the field. He was placed on injured reserve and will miss at least three games.
Latavius Murray (Ankle) - Murray suffered a minor ankle injury late in Sunday's win vs the Chargers.
C.J. Board (Arm) - Board was carted off the field with an arm injury before the end of the first half. He was placed on injured reserve with a broken arm.
Parris Campbell (Foot) - Campbell suffered a significant foot injury in the first half and did not return. Campbell was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season.
Chris Conley (Neck) - Conley suffered a neck injury and was unable to finish the game.
T.Y. Hilton (Quad) - Hilton injured his quad in the fourth quarter. Hilton seems to have avoided a major injury.
Julio Jones (Hamstring) - Julio is day-to-day with a hamstring injury.
Terrace Marshall (Concussion) - Marshall suffered a concussion early and will have to clear the NFL's concussion protocol before he can return to game action.
Kadarius Toney (Ankle) - Toney suffered an ankle injury early in the first quarter of the Giants' week 6 matchup vs the Rams and did not return. He is unlikely to play in week 7.
Jordy Fortson (Achilles) - Fortson was carted off the field with an Achilles injury and did not return. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.
WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE:
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) - In week 7, the Dolphins face off against the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is allowing 22.2 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season (fourth most). The Falcons allow 257.6 passing yards per game and have given up 2.20 passing touchdowns per game on the season (sixth most). On top of that, the Falcons struggle vs mobile quarterbacks as well. Atlanta allows 30.0 rushing yards per game to opposing QBs, which is the fourth most. Tua scored over 20 fantasy points in his return vs Jacksonville last week, and I'd look for similar production in week 7.
Justin Fields (CHI) - Justin Fields and the Bears get a matchup vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week. While this may be a difficult matchup overall for the Bears, and specifically their run-game, they should look to air it out often in this contest. Tampa allows 285.2 passing yards per game (ninth most), has allowed 14 touchdowns on the season (third most), and 21.7 fantasy points per game to the quarterback position, which is the sixth most.
Also Consider: Matt Ryan (ATL)
D'Earnest Johnson (CLE) - With Cleveland losing Kareem Hunt to a calf injury, and Nick Chubb not 100% healthy on a short week, the Browns may be forced to ride with the duo of D'Earnest Johnson and Demetric Felton in week 7. On Thursday night, the Browns get a home matchup vs the Denver Broncos. Denver has a great defense overall, especially against the pass, but they can be run on. With the Browns being such a run-first team, you would have to think they will continue that trend in week 7.
Rashaad Penny (SEA) - Chris Carson was placed on short-term injured reserve this past weekend and has to miss at least the next two games. Alex Collins was unable to finish Sunday night's game with multiple injuries, though it is not clear if Collins will miss any time as of this writing. Penny is eligible to return in week 7 and could have a shot to earn a significant role in this backfield, at least in the short-term. We know Penny has been underwhelming so far in his career due to injuries of his own, but he was a first-round pick for a reason. Let's see if he can take advantage of this opportunity over the next few weeks.
Also Consider: J.D. McKissic/Jaret Patterson (WAS)
Rashod Bateman (BAL) - The rookie first round pick made his debut in week 6, and it was a solid, but not great performance. He was tied for the most targets on the team with six and hauled in four receptions for 29 yards. The yardage total was a bit lower than we would have liked to see, but we have to keep in mind this was his first game against a tough Chargers defense. Next week is a different story, as the Ravens face off against the Bengals, who have been a middle of the pack defense vs wide receivers so far this season. Better days are ahead for Bateman.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET) - Unfortunately, in week 5, St. Brown's teammate Quintez Cephus went down with a long-term injury, and that opened up some targets on this already thin Lions' offense. TE T.J. Hockenson led the team with 11 targets, but it was a three-way tie for the next men up between St. Brown, Swift, and Raymond with seven targets each. I'm taking my chances on St. Brown. He was a fourth-round draft pick and has already displayed some of his upside. He's scored double-digit PPR fantasy points in two of the last three weeks and should continue to see more targets moving forward. While St. Brown has a tough matchup vs the Rams in week 7, he gets the Eagles in week 8, which is a great spot for him.
Also Consider: Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)
Ross Dwelley (SF) - George Kittle is expected to miss at least the next two weeks with his calf injury, and the next man up is Ross Dwelley. Tight ends have consistently been heavily featured in Shanahan's system and look for that continue in week 7 vs the Colts on Sunday night. The Colts allow 10.9 fantasy points per game to tight ends (sixth most), 6.17 receptions per game to the position (seventh most), and 62.3 yards per game to the position. Dwelley is only a short-term add for now, because once Kittle returns, he won't see the field as often.
Zach Ertz (ARI) - Ertz got traded to the Cardinals on Friday, and immediately gets an outstanding matchup in week 7 vs the Texans at home. The Texans are allowing 12.8 fantasy points per game to the tight end position (second most), have allowed five Touchdowns to the position on the season (tied for the most), and are allowing the eighth most receiving yards to tight ends on the year (66.2 yards per game to TEs allowed). Look for Ertz to be heavily involved in this Cardinals offense moving forward.
Also Consider: Ricky Seals-Jones (WAS)
NE (vs NYJ)
CLE (vs DEN)
CAR (@ NYG)